Shorter feeds at 15 weeks?

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  1. coco25

    coco25 Well-Known Member

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    My little boy used to be constantly feeding, and taking a good 30 minutes at least for each feed, but now seems to be a lot quicker, often only 10 minutes. Is this normal? Bit worried he's not getting enough.

    Thanks x
     
  2. lisac25

    lisac25 mum to 2 beautiful girls♥

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    yeah my little girl did this, would feed for about 30/45 mins, then she started only feeding for 10/15 mins (and still does) i think as they get older they learn to get the milk out quicker, the suck is stronger, at least thats what i think any way lol x
     
  3. soootired

    soootired Well-Known Member

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    i am a first time mum of a 5 week old so not much help although am interested in replies as i would prefer it if my lo wasnt constantly attached for ever lol. maybee they get stronger jaws and get more milk out ?
     
  4. lisac25

    lisac25 mum to 2 beautiful girls♥

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  5. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Totally normal -- they get more efficient at feeding. MY LO can finish off both bbs in less than 5 minutes when he is serious about it!
     
  6. coco25

    coco25 Well-Known Member

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    That's fantastic news! He's still piling on the weight so I will relax and just enjoy not having him permanently attached to me! Thanks ladies.
     
  7. soootired

    soootired Well-Known Member

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    best news i have ever heard, hope my lo gets better at it soon lol
     
  8. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    Oh Ilana can be done in less than 5 lately! She's a powerful little sucker!
     
  9. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

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    yep, Hamish is now regularly feeding for 10-15 minutes at a time - when he was really little he would quite happily chomp away for over an hour!
     
  10. lindypops

    lindypops Lin, Si and Eve

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    Same - Eve seems to fall asleep on the boob less :blush: and now has both in around ten mins instead of one in around half an hour.

    Loads of wet nappies, weight gain is about 4-5oz a week, so I've stopped worrying.
     

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